Rosie O’Donnell Divorce Finalized
Rosie O’Donnell’s divorce has been finalized. The actress and TV personality filed for divorce from wife Michelle Rounds, her partner of two years, in February, but in the months following, they were embroiled in a nasty court battle, which included custody over their adopted two-year-old daughter, Dakota.
After eight months of arguing, both parties reached a settlement in October, with O’Donnell joking: “There’s peace in the Middle East!” Now O’Donnell and Rounds’ lawyers will head to Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday to complete the final pieces of paperwork but these are just formalities, according to the comedian’s representative. “The divorce is finalized, this is just a formality for the paperwork to be submitted,” the spokesperson told the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column. Sources also told the outlet that the settlement the former couple reached was in line with their prenuptial agreement, and will give them shared joint legal custody of their daughter Dakota. After O’Donnell initially lodged divorce papers, both she and Rounds took public jabs at each other, taking aim at each other’s parenting styles, and in May a judge ordered the former couple to stop discussing the marriage split and custody battle in public as part of the divorce proceedings. This is the second marriage to end in divorce for O’Donnell, who was also married to Kelli Carpenter.